Professor John Wakerman1 1Associate Dean, Flinders University Northern Territory Abstract In 1994, the first National Rural Health Strategy called for the development of “…innovative models of rural service delivery…to meet the diverse health care needs of rural communities.” Twenty four...
  • August 20, 2018
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Ilsa Nielsen1, Michelle Rothwell2 1A/Director Allied Health, Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland, Department of Health, Queensland Government, Cairns. 2 A/Team Leader, Allied Health Education and Training, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Abstract Introduction Rural generalist training positions have...
  • August 17, 2018
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Julie Hulcombe1 1Chief Allied Health Officer, Queensland Health Abstract The concept of an Allied Health (AH) rural generalist is not new, but has not been well described nor has there been a formal program associated with AH rural generalism.  There...
  • August 13, 2018
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Jaki Adams-Barton1 Regional Associate Director – Australasia, The Fred Hollows Foundation Abstract: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, there is a distinct gap between the need for eye health care services and access to those services. Each patient’s journey...
  • August 7, 2018
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Professor Paul Worely Rural Health Commissioner Abstract   Rural communities require a breadth of high quality services to be delivered locally. Innovative ways to overcome the diseconomies of scale are required, and up to now have proven to be elusive...
  • August 3, 2018
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Moderator Rob Curry, President, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Panellists Edward Johnson, Speech Therapist, Marathon Health Jeff Cook, CEO Lanyhapuy, Homelands Health Service Donna-Maree Towney, Project Officer, Indigenous Allied Health Australia Stephanie Gunn, General Manager, Partners in...
  • July 24, 2018
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Biography I have spent much of my working life as a physiotherapist and health programs manager in remote Aboriginal health care in the north of Australia.  My particular skills and experience lie in the areas of cross cultural primary health...
  • July 19, 2018
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Amery, R1. and Wunungmurra, J.G2. 1Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia 2MJD Foundation, Darwin, Australia  Abstract The cultural and linguistic diversity of Australia is one of our greatest assets. It will also be one of the biggest drivers of change for...
  • July 19, 2018
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Annmaree Wilson1 1Senior Psychologist, CranaPlus Bush Support Services Abstract The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the very serious problem of burn-out in the remote health workforce and to promote the prioritising of self-care as a central, rather than...
  • July 12, 2018
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“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are 3 times more likely than other Australians to go blind and with the rise in diabetes-related eye disease, matters are only going to get worse.”  Jaki Adams-Barton, August 2013  Jaki was born and...
  • July 9, 2018
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